Warm up your modeling skills for this brand new edition of the! and Innovation Award winner are teaming up again to offer you an opportunity to win an iPad and a 3D print of your winning model.
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The goal of this contest is to design a new kind of product that leverages 3D printing capabilities. Your product can be anything... Art, lamps, furniture, toys, art-toys, jewelry, IT accessories, fashion... All great ideas are welcome!
The contest will run from January 11, 2013 to March 3, 2013. After the contest ends, a community jury will determine a winner and two runners-up. Simply put, the number of likes on each post in the community will determine who the winner is. The grand prize winner will receive an iPad, and all three winners will receive a 3D print of their creation (if it fits Sculpteo's requirements).
The way 3D printing works is simple: given the shape's 3D model, the 3D printer deposits or solidifies tiny amounts of material (plastic, resin, metal), building up the model one layer at a time. With this process, printing Object A or Object B makes no difference, as long as they use the same amount of material. Ultra-customization is now possible thanks to 3D printers - at no additional cost.
The revolution of 3D printing is well under way. The technology, initially used for rapid prototyping by the industry, is gaining in diversity and affordability and threatens to profoundly change a lot of aspects of our lives: Professionals beyond the industry,
The idea, however, is to give anyone the ability to take advantage of 3D printing, down to mom-and-pop businesses. Even though 3D printers are becoming affordable, they are still somewhat expensive for individuals - and the technology is evolving at a rapid pace. Additionally, different materials mean different processes and printers, raising the bar a bit higher.
For these reasons, turning to an online service not only makes sense, but is simply the best way to take advantage of the whole range of options 3D printing offers.
, is a leader in online printing.
They make 3D printing as easy as possible for everyone: Simply upload your model, pick any available material (9 options in a variety of colors) and specify the size you want. The final product gets expedited in 72 hours and delivered to your home at an affordable price. Apart from this contest, the Sculpteo service is available through 3DVIA.com via the "Send to > Send to Sculpteo 3D Print" link (note that, for legal reasons, you must own the model to print it).
a. You must upload one (1) model by Sunday March 3, 2013. Starting on Friday, January 11, 2013 through Sunday March 3, 2013, upload your best model to Swym. Only new and original work will be considered, 1 submission per user. NO team entries.
c. Models created using the 3DVIA Shape software which constitute derivative works reproducing existing models created by third parties under the Creative Commons license are eligible for this contest. More information about Creative Commons can be found at http://creativecommons.org/ and, with respect to the existing licenses, at http://creativecommons.org/about/license.
d. Models created using the 3DVIA PrintScreen software or any other software that copies existing 3D models, as well as creations containing any third party proprietary elements are not eligible for this contest.
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